Volvo partners with Allied Construction Products, expanding hydraulic breaker and compactor/driver attachment options

The parternship between Volvo Construction Equipment and Allied Construction Products LLC will add 40 attachment models to current Volvo dealer product offerings.

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo) and Allied Construction Products LLC (Allied) have entered into an agreement for the sale and support of Allied hydraulic breakers. The partnership was created to offer customers more options in breakers and other aftermarket attachments in North America and results in the addition of 40 models to Volvo dealer product offerings, including the Allied flagship Rammer® and Hy-Ram® hydraulic breakers and Ho-Pac® and Skid-Pac® compactor/drivers. Comparable Volvo-branded products in North America will be discontinued this new partnership.

“We understand that the availability of a broad range of high-quality breakers is important to our customers. Instead of competing with industry leaders like Allied, who exclusively sell breakers, we can work together to better serve our customers,” said Mark Mohn, director of attachments, Sales Region Americas, Volvo. “This partnership will help our dealers strengthen their ability to serve customers with an expanded range of products and best-in-class support from the breaker specialists at Allied.”

Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Allied brings more than 75 years of experience and expertise in the breaker market to the partnership. Allied offers a product line that includes 33 boom-mounted hydraulic hammer models and seven boom-mounted vibratory compactors/drivers.

Volvo dealers will order and receive breakers and relevant parts directly from Allied. Allied will provide service, parts and warranty support, and will also support the existing population of Volvo-branded hammers in the field.

“We are pleased to offer Volvo and its dealers the market-leading products and support from Allied. Rest assured this is all we do — we pay attention,” said Philip M. Paranic, president and CEO of Allied

For more information, please visit www.volvogroup.com or www.volvogroup.mobi if you are using your mobile phone.

Michelin Expands Tweel Airless Radial Line and Distribution Network

Michelin Tweel Technologies, a division of Michelin North America, Inc., is showcasing new mower products and announcing new distribution outlets during the Green Industry Expo show in Louisville, Ky., with the introduction of:

  • a new 26-inch zero-turn radius (ZTR) mower size for four-bolt wheel-pattern hubs;
  • a new, 18-inch stand-on mower size for a 2018 John Deere model;
  • a new partnership with Sunbelt Outdoor Products for MICHELIN® X® TWEEL® TURF replacement tires and
  • the addition of Ag-Pro as a distributor for X TWEEL TURF products.

“Michelin continues to demonstrate the forward momentum of this award-winning airless tire through the growth of the product portfolio and distribution network,” said Olivier Brauen, head of Michelin Tweel Technologies. “With uptime so crucial for our customers, the MICHELIN X TWEEL airless radial tire provides an unparalleled solution. Building relationships in the market are our goal.”

Scag and other operators of ZTR mowers utilizing a 26-inch, four-bolt pattern rear wheel will now be able to buy the no-compromise airless solution for their commercial mowers. Available through the TWEEL dealer network, the black hub version of the MICHELIN X TWEEL TURF is a single unit, replacing the current tire/wheel/valve assembly. It performs like a pneumatic tire, but without the risk and costly downtime associated with flat tires and unseated beads.

Featured on the 2018 John Deere QuikTrak™ Stand-On commercial lawn mowers, the new 18-inch MICHELIN X TWEEL TURF will be available on this new equipment. The QuikTrak is John Deere’s top-rated stand-on machine for commercial mowers and landscapers. The four-bolt pattern yellow hub is also available on the 24-inch MICHELIN X TWEEL TURF, designed exclusively for the John Deere ZTrak™ 900 Series mowers with 54-, 60- and 72-inch deck sizes.

In an exciting collaboration with Sunbelt Outdoor Products, the distributor will become a partner with Michelin to sell Michelin X TWEEL TURF mower and golf cart products. With seven distribution centers across the United States, Sunbelt Outdoor Products is a wholesale lawn and garden parts distributor, dedicated to servicing outdoor power equipment resellers.

Retail customers will now be able to purchase Michelin X TWEEL TURF products through Ag-Pro Companies. Ag-Pro is one of the largest John Deere dealers in the United States. Headquartered in Boston, Ga., near Thomasville, Ag-Pro operates a total of 50 locations across Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and Texas — offering sales, parts, and service — with 960 employees.

 

About the MICHELIN

Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks, and motorcycles. The company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America, Inc. (www.michelinman.com) employs more than 22,650 and operates 20 major manufacturing plants. To learn more about truck tires and services, visit www.michelintruck.com.

A Must-Have Tool — DEWALT® Announces 20V MAX* Cordless Tripod Light

New Cordless Tripod Light Built to Withstand Jobsite Conditions

This is a tool that everyone working a job site really needs. Light, easy to carry and store; virtually instant set up; NO CORDS and 11 hours run-time.

DEWALT introduces the 20V MAX* Cordless Tripod Light(DCL079), built to illuminate dark work areas and withstand tough job site conditions. With cutting-edge LED technology, the 20V MAX* Cordless Tripod Light offers impressive brightness and runtime along with cordless convenience. The light is compatible with all DEWALT 20V MAX* and FLEXVOLT® batteries.

The 20V MAX* Cordless Tripod Light has three brightness settings and illuminates works areas with a maximum output of 3,000 lumens. Its telescoping design sets up in seconds and collapses for easy portability and storage. Users can position the 20V MAX* Cordless Tripod Light overhead to reduce shadows and glare as well as illuminate hazards, workstations, and equipment. The light can also help provide contrast and color visibility for detailed tasks or to direct light at work surfaces.

Available in November where DEWALT products are sold, the 20V MAX* Cordless Tripod Light will be available as a bare tool (DCL079B) for $199 MSRP or kitted (DCL079R1) with 6.0Ah battery and charger for $329 MSRP. The light comes with the standard DEWALT 3-year limited warranty, 1-year free service, and 90-day money back guarantee.

With respect to 20V MAX* – Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 20 volts. Nominal voltage is 18.

FEATURES & SPECS

FEATURES

  • Natural white LED provides accurate color visibility, long lifespan, and stays cool to the touch  
  • Three brightness settings to customize workspace illumination
  • Telescoping pole extends light head to 7 feet to reduce shadows and glare.
  • Tough shroud protects light head and withstands job site conditions
  • Over 11 hours run time*

SPECIFICATIONS

  • LUMENS 1,001-5,00
  • POWER TOOL TYPE CORDLESS
  • SYSTEM 20V MAX*
  • TOOL HEIGHT 39 “
  • TOOL LENGTH 9 ‘
  • TOOL WEIGHT16 LBS

THIS KIT INCLUDES 

INCLUDES

  • DCB206 20V MAX* 6Ah Battery Pack
  • DCB115 20V MAX* Charger

For more information on DEWALT and DEWLT products visit  http://www.dewalt.com

IEDA White Paper Helps Guide Contractors

Getting the Best Pricing on Used Equipment in the Era of Tier 4

IEDA White Paper Helps Guide Contractors

 For even the most seasoned used construction and mining equipment buyers, navigating the waters of the EPA’s Tier 4 mandates can be daunting. To provide assistance, the Independent Equipment Dealers Association (IEDA) has released a free, downloadable white paper: Advice from the Experts: Getting the Best Pricing on Used Equipment in the Era of Tier 4.

Mandates are driving up the demand for non-Tier 4, used construction equipment — a trend IEDA members predict will continue for the next several years. Currently, resale pricing for high-demand pre-Tier 4 units has increased by as much as 20 percent. Tier 3 and earlier units are also getting harder to find in some equipment categories, such as excavators, backhoe loaders, wheel loaders, dump trucks dozers and compact equipment.

In addition to providing an overview of how a variety of Tier 4 era factors drive prices — from economic conditions to the seller’s reputation — IEDA’s 13-page white paper delivers valuable strategies and tips for:

  • Asking key questions before buying
  • Determining where to buy
  • Evaluating online listings for used equipment
  • Inspecting the equipment — and the seller
  • Using a basic checklist for evaluating a potential purchase
  • And other considerations

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The IEDA membership base is comprised of equipment dealers from around the world specializing in used construction and mining equipment sales. Since the EPA implemented new standards more than two decades ago, the IEDA’s staff and members have kept a close eye on how used equipment availability and pricing are affected by each new standard like the Tier 4 mandates. Their new white paper is one more way the association shares their experience and knowledge with used equipment buyers.

“IEDA members are among the most active organizations buying and selling used equipment,” explains Kristen Williams, IEDA executive director. “The information provided within this white paper comes directly from those dealers and will help contractors ensure they get the best value for their used equipment dollars.”

The IEDA’s “Advice from the Experts: Getting the Best Pricing on Used Equipment in the Era of Tier 4” white paper can be downloaded at: http://iedaused.com/used-equipment-pricing-tier-4#.

For more information about the IEDA and its members, please visit www.iedagroup.com or contact IEDA Executive Director Kristen Williams at Kristen@iedagroup.com.

About the Independent Equipment Dealers Association (IEDA)

Established in 2002, the Independent Equipment Dealers Association is a self-regulating body of independent dealers who pride themselves on being reputable, highly qualified professionals in the used equipment market worldwide. Standard Members buy and sell equipment on a wholesale and retail level via the IEDA. Associate Members offer products and/or services to the core group. All members must apply for membership and be approved by the Board of Directors.

 

New Bobcat V723 telescopic tool carrier offers more lift capacity, longer reach

Building on the success of prior Bobcat® telescopic tool carriers, Bobcat Company has expanded its line with the new V723 VersaHANDLER® telescopic tool carrier.

The new V723 expands the Bobcat family of VersaHANDLER telescopic tool carriers, also known as telehandlers, making it ideal for operators who need extended reach and greater lift capacity. The durable V723 is in the 7,000- to 8,000-pound size class, and it can confidently handle heavy loads. Its low profile fits on more farms and construction job sites while easy maneuverability provides operators with enhanced comfort throughout the day. Plus, the new V723 features the Power Quick-Tach attachment mounting system to increase utilization.

Increased machine protection

Add strength to handle heavy loads with new V723 boom pivot and enclosed frame welds. The machine’s boom pivot has a thick steel reinforcement for enhanced durability and long life. Protection for vital parts, such as the lift cylinder, and brackets designed to support maximum loads, reduces stress on the machine’s boom, pivot point and chassis. For additional support, heavy-duty, enclosed frame welds offer extra reinforcement throughout the frame.

For greater productivity, the V723 is designed with an enclosed engine compartment that helps keep out dust and debris, ensuring long component life. A side-by-side cooling package design improves the machine’s efficiency. The radiator, oil cooler and intake air coolers are mounted side by side, carefully located to receive the same quality and temperature of air, which provides efficient, consistent cooling ability, even in the most severe, dusty and dirty conditions.

In addition, an automatic reversing fan helps keep the radiator area cleaner, longer – extending productivity and uptime while reducing the immediate need to clean debris by hand. Just press a button to reverse the cooling fan or set it to automatically reverse at 30-, 45-, 60- or 90-minute intervals to purge the system of dust and debris.

The V723 has a variety of other uptime protection features:

  • Fine mesh intake screen to help prevent large debris from entering the engine basket and plugging the radiator.
  • Diesel fuel is contained in a durable, rust-free polypropylene tank to minimize condensation and contamination of the fuel system.
  • Battery run-down protection that automatically shuts down after the predetermined time and voltage level, preventing accidental battery discharge.
  • Machine shutdown protection system to continuously monitor engine coolant, hydraulic oil, engine oil and other vital machine functions.
  • Optional window guards to protect operators and their investment from falling and flying debris.

Non-DPF Tier 4 solution

Bobcat engines have a specially designed combustion chamber that minimizes the amount of particulate matter (PM) the engine creates. The amounts are low enough that a diesel particulate filter (DPF) isn’t needed for Tier 4 compliance, which simplifies maintenance as well as operation.

A turbo-charged, 100-horsepower Bobcat diesel engine provides superior power to help operators complete just about any job. It is side mounted for better visibility and easier maintenance access. Both sides and the bottom of the engine are protected with a thick steel frame, while rubber-engine mounts reduce shock during all-terrain use.

Selectable steering and travel modes

The versatility of the V723 is endless with three steering modes to give operators application-matched maneuverability.

  • Front-wheel steer: Enables top-speed road travel, eliminating the need to haul the machine on a trailer from job site to job site.
  • All-wheel steer: For quick and tight turns.
  • Crab steer: Precise side-to-side positioning.

Select from three travel modes that provide more precise movement in numerous applications.

  • 2-Speed travel option Offers two-speed ranges, each with its own high and low setting, for improved productivity and better maneuverability.
  • Speed management Adjusts travel speed independently from engine speed. Operators can use their accelerator pedal to set the engine speed to the optimal setting for the attachment they are operating, then dial in their desired travel speed.
  • Inching control: Reduces drive speed without reducing power to the attachment, enabling slower, more precise control without sacrificing productivity.

Enhanced operator comfort

The V723 features cab efficiencies and creature comforts ensure operators are productive all day. A boom cushioning suspension system makes it easier for operators to handle the load, providing a smoother motion as the attachment angles to its minimum or maximum pitch, or when the boom reaches full retraction. Plus, a ride control cushioning suspension system allows for more comfort on rough terrain and uneven surfaces, allowing operators to work longer with less fatigue.

The patented asymmetric cab design with a wraparound rear window and a split door provide 360-degree visibility. This innovative design allows for easier communication and ensures operators have a clear view of the job site. Plus, an easy-to-read instrumentation panel gives operators an edge in equipment operation. The backlit display panel monitors major functions, features intuitive attachment controls, operation lights, warnings and an hour meter for quick service checks.

An enclosed cab with heat and air conditioning is standard for V723 telescopic tool carriers, minimizing dirt and dust inside the operating area and keeping the operator refreshed through the workday. Automotive-style vents allow operators to point the air where they need it, providing enhanced comfort. Operators can adjust the steering column with the tilt steering feature to meet their desired height. In addition, an industry-leading joystick allows operators to control several functions, including travel direction, lift and tilt functions, boom extension, and auxiliary hydraulics from the cab. A three-way cloth adjustable suspension seat is standard to increase operator comfort, especially when operating the V723 for extended periods.

Unmatched attachment versatility

With the standard Power Quick-Tach system, V723 operators push a button to retract the pins and release to quickly secure the attachment. Operators can change non-hydraulic attachments, such as buckets and pallet forks, without even leaving the V723 cab.

The V723 is approved for use with the following attachments:

  • Bale fork (accessory for rigid pallet fork frame)
  • Bucket, general purpose: 93 inches
  • Bucket, ag grapple: 96 inches
  • Bucket, light material (2.6-yard volume): 96 inches
  • Bucket, XL light material (3.2-yard volume): 96 inches
  • Pallet fork, floating: 44- and 56-inch widths
  • Pallet fork, rigid: 44-inch width
  • Pallet fork, rigid with side shift: 44-inch width

Quick Look: V723 VersaHANDLER® telescopic tool carrier

 Horsepower: 100-hp, non-DPF Bobcat diesel engine operating weight: 17,155 lb.

Operating weight: 17,155 lb.

Maximum rated lift capacity: 7,700 lb.*

Maximum lift height: 22 ft. 10 in.*

Maximum reach: 13 ft. 5 in.*

Auxiliary hydraulic flow: 26.4 gpm

Travel speed, low (Gear 1): 3.1 mph

Travel speed, high (Gear 2): 18.7 mph

Three steering modes: Front, all-wheel, and crab

*When equipped with pallet frame and forks, load center.